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John Cowart's Daily Journal: A befuddled ordinary Christian looks for spiritual realities in day to day living.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Beauty Of A Gray Day

Wednesday, a gray day, overcast, drizzling rain, chilly— perfect for hunkering down inside with a good murder mystery.

I’d intended to spruce up the yard in preparation for taking time off for our 40th Anniversary; tomorrow is Ginny’s last day at work and I wanted all ready so we will not have to worry about mundane things for a while.

In recent weeks we’ve graduated from CERT training and disaster drill, coped with major appliance breakdowns (heater/AC, microwave & pool pump), published the fire history book, prepared for Halloween, finished my term as president of our neighborhood watch, studied candidates and voted. Ginny has also been deeply involved in contract bidding at her office—We are ready for a vacation!

Ahead, between now and January we have another disaster drill, Thanksgiving, four family birthdays, Christmas, and the start of another book.

We are ready for a vacation first.

I was to get everything ready… but the gray day proved too tempting.

Instead of doing the yard work in the rain, I read all day.

My mystery of choice is Ruth Rendell’s The Rottweiler. I haven’t quite finished the book, but the story tells about this poor serial killer who is being harassed by these mean, nasty, juvenal delinquent, criminals who blackmail and torment him.

All he does is strangle a handful of girls, but the vile delinquents do not play fair.

I hope he gets them!

Vacation reading at its finest.

Ginny does not get off till tomorrow; I’m already in vacation mode.

I’m unlikely to post another entry again till after November 17th. If you can’t wait that long to read my words of life and wisdom again, then browse in my blog archives on the sidebar and check out previous November Anniversaries from 2005-2007.

I hope this one will be an instant replay.

I wanted to write something spiritually uplifting this morning, but I have nothing to offer. I’m just too depleted.

All I can do is relish the beauty of the gray day spent reading my murder mystery and anticipating time to come alone with my beautiful bride.

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posted by John Cowart @ 6:55 AM


At 11:06 PM, Blogger Felisol said...

Dear John C,
one more overachiever found!
At least you've got the sense to sit down and do nothing and rest afterward . (That is reading is soul food, even if Ruth Rendell is too creepy for me relaxing while reading.
I prefer neat English countryside murders.

Good luck on all your prospects. Remember; breathing.
From Felisol

At 9:22 PM, Blogger agoodlistener said...

Happy Anniversary, you two! 40 is a nice round number. We'll be there in a few more years. Hope you enjoy your time off together.

At 7:20 AM, Blogger Amrita said...

Happy Anniversary and enjpy your vacation.

You got a whole lot of work done.


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